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British Ceramic Tile predicts trends set to influence the tile world with Tile Trend Edit brochure launch
Statement marbles, eclectic geometrics and opulent metallics are just some of trends set to sweep the tile world this year, according to the design experts at British Ceramic Tile.
The company has outlined its key looks; predicting the colours, patterns and surface textures that are set to turn heads in interior design and become the key focus for newly developed ranges over the coming year. Packed full of inspirational design and trend predictions, the new Tile Trend Edit brochure has been created to showcase the latest looks and styles influencing our homes and the tile market.
British Ceramic Tile's head of design, Claire O'Brien, explains: "Our Tile Trend Edit is all about inspiration and advice, helping to support and guide our customers with their range selection. The fact that we have an experienced design team in-house means we are incredibly well placed to define the trends and predict the styles, ensuring our ranges, and those of our customers, meet market demand."
From distressed industrial chic through to tactile structures, there are looks to suit all markets with explanations of how each trend translates through to tiles. The design team has also explored the changes in colour, focusing on the key shades set to adorn our homes over the coming year.
"Interior design takes its cues from the fashion industry with trends from the catwalk inspiring the styles, patterns and colour palettes that will be seen in our homes," continues Claire. "This next year it's all about confident combinations with printed pattern and structures being key - think bold geometric shapes creating feature walls and floors, and marble panels packed full of character and decorative veining. When it comes to colour, grey continues to dominate as do cobalt blue and fresh greens, but dusky pastels and luxurious, burnished metals are also enjoying their moment in the spotlight.
"It's an exciting time ahead for tile design. Not only do wall and floor tile collections need to be practical and enduring, they need to tick all the design boxes, providing homeowners with something that reflects their personality and individual style."
British Ceramic Tile is the UK's leading tile manufacturer and distributor. From its world-class factory at Heathfield in Devon, the company produces a design-led, market-leading portfolio of wall and floor tiles, supplying to national and independent tile retailers, housebuilders and specifiers, as well as exporting overseas.
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